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Municipal Reform. To The Editor of THE PICTON POST. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
Municipal Reform. To 'fiii) Editor of The Picton Post. Sir, — If a reasonable; measure of reform in the inothoil of lilting is ifl bn bi-emglit ii't-- rp M-al 'o-i next y«jar, tUi* question nli-'il-j lie 'sik^imp now. Tlii! right pcopli' to fciko it up in I'vorv municipality lire (hfl ]-coplu directly cone rne'l- the rosMent^ They have !i;id tho experience' of. helping to mak* the town anil (Hf trict uiid lining i*at?J in proportion tn whtil they liuvi-.ilop.c. xVhilo (hey h:«v« linruo hurtlen anil he.it ofilie day, others Iwvo stood by, hold lli^ir trtiid idle, h;iv« in every way 1-ei-n l);td citizens, and yet have done well fur tlieiuselvuH at. (he expense of the community. Whil« the businties man an-l the honsijholdp.r have l-een paying liberally _f«»r making sti-^ets aud footpaths fo'i-ligiitiug and s.mi tai-y services and so ou. others iiare held valuable iand idle, often letiin' it on bogus leases for grazing |--ir- poses, so as to practically i scape, jmv ing rates. In every ...
THE ART OF BANQUETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
SHE ABTOF BANQUETING. I. see no reason why those whose walk In life compels them to attend tnultitu dlnouB banquets Should fear the conse quences if they 7)11 onjy exercise a little wise discretion. The first and most Im portant rule' to bear In mind Is to learn what dishes It Is advisable to pass by. — Sir W. P. Treloar, Lord Mayor of Lon don, to *Tbe Tatler.-'-
INTENSE LOVE. IS IT A MENACE? [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
INTENSE LOVE. IS IT A MENACE? Unless things change, and very radi cally, the old heartrending cry, 'Ob, save us from our friends!' will have to be amended so as to read, 'Ob, save us from those who love us!' At first blush this may seem like nonsense, but Just think Almost every morning we read of some young man killing- some young woman because he loves her so. It has got to the point In some parts of the country where the fathers of marriageable young women wHi not permit the young .men who love them to enter the house until they are searched for concealed wea pons. However, there has always been more or less of this, so that It will not be worth while to worry over It this beau tiful August morning. But we should take some cognisance of the fact that tho trouble Is not confined altogether to young lovers, nor does it always result in shooting', but sometimes manifests it self in ways which are equally disagree able and more humiliating. Take, .for Instance, the man who was so fon...
THE BEEKEEPER THE SWARMING SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
pie|iaiia»ai THE SWARMING SEASON. - To those who make the production of comb honey their principal object, there Is one serious disadvantage. There have been many suggestions and experiments (writes an English bee-keeper) with re gard to the disposition of bees to swarm, amongst which may be mentioned the American method ot caging the queen for a Ehort period about a week prior to the main honey flow, thus liberating space in the brood nest by hatching bees. This has the disadvantage of eventually weakening the colony nume ! rieally. t With no swarming to be dreaded the bee-keeper would produce enough honey to bring him a good Income. There Is, ot course, less swarming probable when workng for extracted honey, but every body does not use It, many desiring honey In the section. There Is certainly an appetising appearance which Is at tractive to the eye about comb honey. If the apiarist, instead ol -spending so much time and labor in hiving swarms, ana preventing them by appliances, w...
THE WIDOW'S MEAL. BEFORE FALLIERE. AN EXECUTION IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
TJHJE WIDOW'S MEAL. BEFORE FALLTERE. 'AN EXECUTION IN KRAN'CIR. I ho last public execution took place upon the Place de la Itoquctte. in Sront of the prison of tho eam'o name.- But— -sinco lOth --January, ' 1870, the sinister scaffolding which j raised ' The Wliluw' well up in the ? air, so that till might sue her and j her victim, has not beun used. The Dve stones on which'1 The Widow's' feet are placed bud been uprooted , during the commune, at the same time as the mob ronde a bonfire of the guillotine itself. The stones wore last for several years, and when found they were already packed for transport to Mine. Tussaud's, in V.ondon. They were replaced, and they are still upon the Place do la rtoo.m-i.te, although no execution has occurred there since that of Carrara, the mushroom seller, in June, 1898. Carrara was. executed almost clan destinely upon the Place itself, and tho death scene was actually wit nessed by comparatively few. Al ..-.- though -tho place - of SoUeillaud's :....
THE LABOR OF BEES. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE XABOK OF BEES. It is not every apiarist -whose locality supplies his colonies with the early spring fruit blossom and Its attendant benefits. Indeed In eome districts tt Is almost an unknown quantity. There are, however, many to whom the goose berries and other fruits yield, if not a very saleable commodity, at least a use ful honey, which can be utilised by the bees for feedlne their young. This early supply of food acts as a natural BtlmuluB to the bees, urging them to pro duce brood which when hatched will be worth twice as much as In the sumnvr. The early bees are those which help to make the early ewarm. Etfong colo nies when the 6eason openg ie the motto when honey 1b the object The season Is very short, sometimes a few days, and at most a few weeks. All use less drone comb should be removed ; a few odd cells are, of course, nece.=sary. and will always be found In hives, bJt it takes as much to raise two drones as three workers, and when they are rais-d they go on consumin...
DETERIORATION OF THE AYRSHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
DETERIORATION OF THE AYR SHIRE. An American visitor to this year's show of the Highland. Agricultural So ciety, Scotland, Writes the 'Scottish Farmer,' raised a complaint against the present standard of Ayrshire breed of cattle. The character of the Ayrshire has, be says, vastly changed since the middle of the last century. The pre sent day Ayrshire eho'we more quality and refinement, but that there Is any In crease in the milk yield is doubtful, and the shape of the udder, has been culti vated, at the expense of the teats, which, from' being of «ufflclent size to enable the milking to be done comfortably, have now become absolutely tiny. Surely it Ib wit wise to continue producing udders upon such lines.
THE LADIES' COLUMN. HOMELY FARE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
THE LADIES' COLUMN. HOKEL? FABB. Sponge Cake Fritters— Required: Three stale sponge cakes, half a teacupful of milk, one tablesponful of pastry flour, two eggs, one and a half ounces of cur rants, boiling lard or butter. Crumple up the sponge cakes and pour over them half a teacupful of boiling milk, and stir In after It has cooled a tablespoonful of pastry flour, beating all for ten minutes, add tog the yolks of eggs. Beat the whites to a stiff froth, and add to tne mixture with the cleaned currants rub bed In flour. Mix all the batter tho roughly, and drop a spoonful at a time Into boiling lard, and try to a golden - brown. Drain quickly, pile on a d'oyley, and serve very hot. Lemon Curd Cheesecakes.— Required: A quarter of a pound of butter, three large lemons, three-quarters of a pound of caster sugar, three eggs, puff pastry. Warm the butter Id a saucepan, add the strained Juice of the lemons with the grated rind of two of tliem, and the cas ter sugar. When dissolved pour this ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
?7 :%9;ii.&$W$t j^Jlhin^feSirfe^ wereiecdVdfiaat the local i»ost-6ffice. There was a good attendance at Fit/gerald's circus oa Friday nighf. The programme was a very good one and was thoroughly enjoyed by those present. One of (he best was Mrs. Fitzgerald's team of trained dogs which manouvrcd through the lisgs of a horse and the spokes of a sulky while travelling the ring. Another good item was Senorita Cora's performance on the trapeze. Oscar, the football pony, and the displays of the living statuary were atso good items. The days of disagreeable, hareli medicines are past, aad Chamberlain's Tablets ton tbo poll as tlie moat pieasadt U- take, mildest and gentlest in tffloot, safest and surest in their result. Try Oieiu nert tame j'ouweed a jiureative, and you will be more tlian pleased. Sbr sale by C H. KoWoril, Pioton and Tliirlmore.i-(Advt.) ? SUvor Town, (No 9) Golf Balls at W.. Watson's, hairdresser, Argylestrect, PiotonV — (Advt.)
Test Match [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
Test Match Tin! first Test Match— Kngland v. Ausiralin-wbich starts on Friday, l.'Wi instanl, is sure to creafo a great deal of interest. Additional cause for cimmcnt on the game is centred in 'he 'Wolfu'sSchnappsEncourage- in-nt.' The 'proprietors of this veil-known and iinpular spirit are ttri'.-in™ a spr-cial offer to batsmen, i-u\v:---fi iind h»ld.nen of the Auslra linu (jinn. They ]-urnose donating !o batsmen, who score 50 runs in cither innings a sovereign and for oiich additional run (3 I, and, should a bat .sinaii make a century, he will receive an extra five sovereigns. 'A ppecinl rewaid of £5 is to bo given t-- 1I1 ? bowler who obtains- the first, live wickets. Another feature of the fr.-mie is also provided for, the men in the field are to be rewarded for their aid to the bowlers, as e;«.ch linq-'islituaii dismiss^ [-v being c:»nr!-t will cosfthe Wolfe's Schnapps Guy. 10d; thisistheamouni: promised to the Australian fieldsmen for every catch. The dnnaiionsare con 'ditiona...
The Story of the Kelly Gang. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
The Story of the Kelly Gang. In the 1'ratesta.nt }Ia!l-in Friday eVenin g uext, tlio I3lli Deoouibur, Messrs. J. and if Tait, tlie well-known Melliourne entrcpro neura, under whoso directioa, Madame Chra Butt, and tlio ltosscs o' the Barn Band toure:! Australia, will present for tUoflret timeliore tlicir enormously successful mov ing pictures of the Kelly Gang, u'hioli have boen shown throughout tlie centres of Aus tralia to crowded and most enthusiastic audiences. So that a true and faithful por traiture of this great Australian tragedy uLiiuu ifc suuureu,.Gapai)ie artists Ai-ero oh giged to enact the various roles, and were oouvoyed to tho aotual spots where the des peradoes commttled tUeiratroeiousuiisdeeds, also the services of the Victorian Railways wore requisitioned for a .special train, pilot engine, plate layers ; and J,iien when every artist was perfect in their various parts, skilled opci-atorscinematographcd the effects .an1! completed 'the Uggest underiaklugcver acoompl...
Thirlmere Sanatorium [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
Thirlmere Sanatorium ; ,-fF«pm our own correspondent.] It may not, perhaps, be generally. known that theThirlmei-e Sanatorinni; has practically been in ihe 'haude oV' the bnilder for two yenjv past. Dnr ing that long period a large number of workmen have'been continuouRly eml ployed id erecting new anri siibsiauti.-il | premises, and iu effeotmg alterations 1 and improvSmeuts in the old building. 1 The alterations, in facf, are of i-uch an extensive aud complete characJer that sue place might finny be described as having been rebuilt. Unfortunately, the terrible ravages of the white ant rendered the work much heavier than was anticipated. Immense wooden beams partly. eaten away, Jiad to be taken out and replaced witb jargo iron girders, 11 work which -was responsible for macli fcroublejiud deJay. However, thn;-k«: ttrtiie skill of ihe . pair.feB inni decoi-atorti, all tracL-s 'ot tlio'difficuities .ytUi'Ai b.'m't the ^i^ractorfmy^jj)^!^ iftlu^fic^h'fiJiJitieii^J/jciaS^^ffi^ii^i^' ''...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
job Printing Of E-s&ry Description ' Post' Office Thos MORAGHAN, For Best Value Drapery, Prints Muslins, Tailor-made Suits, -Shirts, Ties, Pelt and Panama Hats. : Boots and Shoes, Etc.— PEKGY tt. ROFE, ; Family Butcher, ; .,'.''. ' Is still selling the I'riiriest of Beef aud Mutton, at bedrock prices. He sells -.'??.- '-none but the Very Best. Give him a 0). .';??;-;? trial, and you will never regret it, nor |Hf: ;-; ;;;. '-, ??.??. desire to leave him, because his shop ||%?:. ;. '.-i;.; .--?'? is always kept in apple-]-ie order. H@'v^ ? '??'? ' :lT '.''?? :''?'? ' . '. il:'-3Sr!xt teasel ' - w^:- ?-'-???'? ?' ^'^y:°~' ?-?'??? ?? ? . : llpNC-v,' - ?.--.'??'-? '?:'.. IC you want your Soup Strainers ^p^:^ ' ';:; ^VjPraned we will ; block them out mm&j-\\.'.-- ' ??'?' ?'-???-.' ''- ?'' /: in anyV -pattern — ? - ' . ' . ' ^^^Mi1'-' --'?f ??:::? foP-TlCKXTStt, FaKTAJLS, StLLYGOATS, ' /, ' ? ^^f^E.^-'-:.-,- .:??':.'? or Peachejbinos. ; . . ' ^IIHafixuts of all Kinds ??? ' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
g'^'^iWjtBf'in'i'''--'!''7'-' *'??' 'SlI' ' ('? 11 JH-vi--?-'^ ?i''--*'iSi--'?i \ fwjn:''^' \ ? (iplfel||'- ????:? , A1 !] ? . 1, instead of oriSinnrj- eti -?.!-»- :| -; ij»r.ts? . :! '* I5c«;av»sc it is a piirc, u 1 iiraci;i«li-nic that nets on V\ \i t-t'^a stocnaLodis bo-wels, and B . .. ? Huincrs H!l« « medicine. §J ; ? '?'.?'3Ja:5.*rtiW,W'aaSiSS!3«r'i-i-:'*&l ..,.-.-. ; New South Wales Government Rait- ? r ways. ? .-...-? ... Office- of the Chief Commissioner, . ', 'Sydney, 5th December, 1907^^ ;'.''£ ? rpENTJERS will be l-eueived -At tliis ? '= ?? 1 Office until 12 o'clock XKtipn) bit ; - . ''' V; Monday, 16th December iwi\ui%1Bp PLT of FENCING MATISRliliS for ' lK the SOUTHERN 'DIVISrOIJ.VTmr I - -C,V der forms &o. can be.obtaiued on applj- . . - cation to the' Divisional ^Engineer, ?'?-?:?: ?-?*?:'; jGoulbura B«ilw«y Station.' ? ': . -''--..-. ';'?' ?.',??'&: \^Te]nde«Bnjto'te-«^rf6i^-^-^Jr^'.'v;;;:'i'';^f^ der forfencing materials.' ?^ThoChjel'j.; ', ...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
USEFUL HINTS. When a pipe from a lavatory basin 01 bath becomes clogged with soap, take a handful eaoh of common salt and, soda. teij^;:^.d-:torTO,;4ft«^^^i^^;j^aViB; I£r'iiiftif %Sj'. .Ispu'r ? trZtoofSi^imAi^inir' abwn ? kettje of 4»uing!^tefif&d ««& ?? af tcrwarae with plenty »f warm water. . To save the stockings,-take'a 'piece bl velvet or a new bit of wash leather .and glue It Inside the heels of ' shoes. This will, by preventing friction, save the heels of the stockings Immensely. Mo *Viprs ahnuld take advantage of this 1- Int. To remove mildew, soap the spots well and then, while still wet cover them with powdered chalk, rubbing it well into the fabric Then place out of doors In the sun for a day to bleach, damping It r i often as It dries. After th'JS,- wash Ing with soap and water will remove what remalnB of the stain. Dry cleaning Is often accomplished satisfactorily at home with piDeelay, but with such' delicate materials as laces, nets, and fine, thin, w...
FARMERS' TROUBLES. RABBITS AND FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
FARMERS' TROUBLES. RABBITS AND FIRE. By J.C.W. Uncertain seasons are bad enough, but combined with other calamities in the way of those devastators, rabbits and (ire, farmei's would soon find their labours wasted, if it were not that a benefactor should come to their aid. With some landholders wire netting lias proved a bar to the depredations of buiiuy, but this means of keeping out rabbits is only ap plicable where the land is suitable for netting, and the cost is no object. ' On the other hand fanners who cannot apply lliU mnnns of nrntection Innlr fnr a substitute. The writer had the privilege ef in Epectiiig Mr. T. H. Hicks' implement works at North Botany, which, covering the best part of an acre and employing nearly 100 hands, shewed to what extent the farmers appreciated Mr. Hicks' effort to provide a cheap, reliable and effective means of destroying rabbits. From his noted '(ideal' Poison Cart to the smallest Fumigator'one^could not help ' noticing Ibe thorough manner 'Whic...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
WIT AHB HUMOR Registrar: Lady's name, please? Nervous Young Hod: Lydla An.ella Jones. Registrar: .Spinster? Nervous ToiiDg Uan: Oh. no, sir; typewriter. ... 'Tea Mr to* young mil who 4s celling on you 1b e.youag raftn of lofty ' aspirations? J'Verrj he aspires to rbecome your ?sod-Id- ?taw. : ? '? :? .-??' ' -'- ;? .-'- ?-??.'. Mr Jogtrot— I doD't want tile bone. Ha naan't any sense fit all. Ever/ time he sees an automobile lie wants to climb a tree. Dealer: Well, that's good hone sense, it booou - to me. . 'I saw. Jinx yeiterdey ana lie waBTunnloe' down your auto at a great rate.' 'You should have seen him the day before yesterday.'. 'Why.' 'My auto was running him down at a great «£«.' Old Fogga: Ib tlto *itural history. Tbomaa, tt otalas -that a tbruun feeds Its young no fewer than two hundred and six tiroes a day. What have you to any to that? Thomas: Wish I was a young tlirusb. A email boy with an Inquiring turn ot mlnfl looVed at his fattier earnestly and asKea:— ??Father, wna...
Wollondilly Shire. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 11 December 1907
Wollondilly Shire. A meeting of the above council &nbsp; &nbsp; was held on the 29th November, when there were present Councillors John E. Moore (president), A. L. Bennet, J. Simpson and J. O. Moore. In dealing with (inance accounts and BalaiiV.siif)ioiiutin'glo£''207 14s«iil', of which £85 was (rust money by way of deposits on coiitiactri coinjil'- ted wore i-ccoiumeiKled for payment Tne t:riM'U naiaiice ot tlie general ac count was shown to ba £1395 9s 2- 1 to datrt. Tho clerk (Mr. Mintoli) re ported having received and bunked the following amounts as rates : — Riding A, £(ii9 14s 6d ; Riding R, £511 10s 3d i Riding C, £260 19s 4d ; cheques without exchange not bank ed £44 l!),s lOd; .ciis'ii in Ir.uirl £2 Is Id-, lunldiiEr a total of £1469 5s. There is fsl ill outstanding between £500 and £600. ENGINEER'S REPORTS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; . Sheoy'-fl prank lload,.'— In i^eft',rence; 4-j; 'itlie V|^.iii|aut}ieaitiouv *iiK»gj -jtli...
WHERE DAUGHTERS MARRY WELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 18 December 1907
WHEBE DAUGHTERS MA&RY WELIu The fear that a sound education can not be easily acquired In the Dominion, prevents many well-educated English men with families from settling in a land which provides more and better' opportunities for giving boys a (rtart ;n life and marrying daughters well than any other country on the face of the globe. But this Is a groundless fear. In point of fact, Canada Is one of the best educated countries In the world. — ♦?Canada.'